Data Scientist

Savesoft, Inc Albany , NY 12201

Posted 2 months ago

Jr. Data Scientist

Job Summary:

This role is responsible for the development and execution of new machine learning predictive modeling algorithms, the coding development of tools that use machine learning/predictive modeling to make business decisions, searching for and integrating new data (both internal and external) that improves our modeling and machine learning results (and ultimately our decisions), and discovery of solutions to business problems that can be solved through the use of machine learning/predictive modeling. This role will also begin to manage projects of small to medium complexity.

Key Responsibilities:

Uses best practices, with limited coaching, to develop statistical, machine learning techniques to build models that address business needs

Utilizes effective project planning techniques to break down basic and occasionally moderately complex projects into tasks and ensure deadlines are kept

Uses and learns a wide variety of tools and languages to achieve results (e.g., R, SAS, Hadoop)

Collaborates with the team in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions through the use of data and machine learning/predictive modeling

Innovates on projects by using new modeling techniques or tools

Contributes on a wide variety of projects

Executes on modeling/machine learning projects effectively

Communicates findings to team and leadership ensure models are well understood and incorporated into business processes

Works with leaders to ensure the project will meet their needs

Maximizes personal professional development to ensure continuation of a personal contribution to the team and Allstate

Reviews and evaluates on appropriateness of techniques, given current modeling practices, to senior leadership

Job Qualifications:

Degree in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, computer science, finance.

Experience in using statistical modeling and/or machine learning techniques to build models that have driven company decision making preferred

Experience in managing and manipulating large, complex datasets

Experience in working with statistical software such as SAS, R, etc. preferred

Demonstrated Analytic Agility

Ability to analyze and interpret moderate to complex concepts

Ability to provide written and oral interpretation of highly specialized terms and data, and ability to present this data to others with different levels of expertise

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